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Bradley University
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  • 4 Year
  • PEORIA, IL

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

1501 W BRADLEY AVE
PEORIA, IL 61625
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
From Bradley University

At nearly 6,000 students, our campus in Central Illinois prepares students for possibility. Located three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, Bradley University is a student-centric institution that thrives on the student experience. Here students can start in their major, as all of our programs are direct entry, or can take their time and explore through our Academic Exploration Program, one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country. Bradley students learn not what to think, but how to think, with access to the tools they need to be boldly curious. Bradley University is built for your future.

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Bradley University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1080-1280
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,850 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,464 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 52 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 76 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 76 responses

Majors

Direct Entry Nursing

Your nursing education takes advantage of Peoria’s thriving medical community. With two major hospital systems, multiple public health facilities and several nursing homes in the area, you explore every medical niche in your clinicals. With direct entry admission into the nursing program you start clinical experiences as a sophomore, which means you have extra time to find your preferred area.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    89%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,450 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
124
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Career-focused
    22%
  • Enthusiasm
    15%
  • Basic
    10%
  • Cliquey
    7%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 93 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Perfect class sizes
    34%
  • Calm and quaint, yet exciting and fun
    25%
  • Big enough and still personal
    20%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Classy
    3%
  • Convenient
    2%
  • dangerous
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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